Wood Fireplaces and Stoves

Traditional wood fireplaces and stoves have been used for centuries. Traditional fireplaces are very inefficient in heating a room, as they primarily use radiant energy to provide warmth. Traditional fireplaces and stoves use the air from the room to provide oxygen for combustion. Wood fireplaces are available in a wide variety of styles and building…

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How to Paint Wood Paneling

Wood paneling is easy to paint if you follow good surface preparation procedures. Removing the paneling can be a big job. The paneling may be glued to the drywall underneath it and the drywall underneath it may not be finished very well. The thought of just tearing out the paneling is enough to make many…

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Art Collecting For Fun and Profit

Contemporary art is one kind of art that everyone can afford. The reason is that there are a lot of living artists producing quality work that is very collectible. The buyer of contemporary art only needs to understand that while personal taste makes art collecting fun, it does not always equate with profit. First of…

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How To Sweat A Copper Fitting

I believe that any plumber would tell you that the key to successfully soldering or "sweating" a copper fitting is properly preparing the pipe and fitting for the soldering process. Cleaning the pipe and fitting is essential to get the solder to flow properly and insure that the pipe and fitting have been soldered together.…

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